President Bola Tinubu has recalled all Nigeria’s career and non-career ambassadors.
This development was disclosed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Yusuf Tuggar, on Saturday.
Tuggar made this known in response to inquiries that Tinubu recalled the Nigerian Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Sarafa Ishola.
A statement by Tuggar’s media aide, Alkasim Abdulkadir, reads: “Sequel to the inquiries on the letter recalling the Nigerian ambassador to the UK, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Yusuf Maitama Tuggar, has clarified that all career ambassadors and non-career ambassadors have been recalled on the instructions of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
“Ambassadors as representatives of the country, serve at the behest of the president and it’s his prerogative to send or recall them from any country.”
However, the minister did not disclose the reason behind the recall.
The current ambassadors, including Ishola, were appointed by former President Muhammadu Buhari.
But, Tinubu recalled him following the expiration of his tenure.
Previously, Ishola was the Minister for Mines and Steel Development under the late former President Musa Yar’Adua.